I’d take a 49 percent odds of a Mitt Romney win – who in my view would make a...– Robert Reich. Truth.
Giving “w h o k i l l” by tUnE-yArds another try on the strength of its Pazz & Jop win and today’s Klosterman piece on Grantland (and Maura’s educational follow-up.) So far, it’s just like it was the first time. I love “My Country” in all its off-kilter, Radiohead-meets-Antibalas glory, and the “single,” “Bizness,” is pretty...
How is it that just about every Senator I have even the slightest bit of respect for is in favor of SOPA/PIPA, while many Senators I think are actively bad people are against it? (Source: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Protect_IP_Act_Senate_whip_count) In favor of SOPA/PIPA: Barbara Boxer Sherrod Brown Bob Casey Dick Durbin Dianne Feinstein Al Franken Kirsten Gillibrand Tim Johnson...
I have next to no faith in the sort of person who would ever want to become...– Mimi Smartypants pretty much nails it.
Decoding the Coachella Flyer →
“As genres like ‘indie’ and ‘electro’ begin to fractal into chillwave, dubstep, and other made-up words, having a wide range of names that are strategically positioned on a flyer can change the entire consumer perception of a festival. Even if all of the wristbands are going to sell out no matter what.”
Between them, Cameron Crowe, Christopher Nolan, and Rob Reiner have eight DGA...– Just one of the pearls of wisdom from this week’s Oscarmetrics column on Grantland. Any movie buff should be reading what Mark Harris has to say. Oh, and - seriously? No Best Director noms for Singles, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Memento, The Dark Knight, Inception, Stand By Me, Misery, A...
Greatest Hits That Don't Exist: Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer, In My System SIDE ONE 1. Sailing Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley 2. Give Me an Inch 3. Pressure Drop 4. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor Doctor) 5. You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming 6. Looking For Clues 7. You Are in My System SIDE TWO 1. I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On 2. Some Like It Hot 3. Addicted to Love 4. Simply Irresistible...
According to Neyer, Chris Volstad is going to be... →
Ok, not really. Actually, not at all. But he does suggest that Volstad might turn out to be decent, and certainly more than a spare part. Considering most Cubs fans would have been happy with a box of baseballs in return for Zambrano leaving town, I think this qualifies as another Jed & Theo success.
It’s not about fitting into those jeans that linger accusatorily in the back of...– Marybeth Williams. Amen.
In the wake of the Tea Party, the Occupy movement, and a dozen or more episodes...– “The Meaningless Side Show Begins”: Matt Taibbi, as usual.